Flu- fighting Botanicals:
Plants that stimulate and support the immune system include elderberry, astragalus root, echinacea, olive leaf, osha root, and goldenseal. These triedand- true herbs have been used for centuries to help fi ght off invading bugs and support immune health. A study published in the Journal of Evidence- Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that taking echinacea extract as a preventative measure reduced both the number of colds and the duration of the common cold compared to the placebo. Infuse these herbs into a warm cup of tea to enjoy throughout the day.